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1 Shot ® LETTERING ENAMELS INFORMATION

1 Shot ® LIMITATIONS - Best results, including drying times, will be achieved when temperature is above 18°c.

1 Shot ® APPLICATION - Brush, Roller, Spray or Airbrush.

1 Shot ® THINNING - Reduce with 1 Shot Reducers - 6001 Low Temp / 6002 High Temp / 6000 Chromo Flow.

1 Shot ® DRYING - Normally dry to the touch in 2 - 5 hours / to handle in 8 - 12 hours / Recoat in 12 - 16 hours.

1 Shot ® CLEANUP - Brushes: 4004 Brush Cleaner / Equipment: Mineral Spirits.

 

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1 Shot ® PEARLESCENT ENAMELS INFORMATION

1 Shot ® LIMITATIONS - Best applied between 18°c and 30°c. Will not dry below 10°c.

1 Shot ® APPLICATION - Brush, Roller, Spray or Airbrush.

1 Shot ® THINNING - 1 Shot 6000 Series Reducers as needed.

1 Shot ® CLEANUP - Brushes: 4004 Brush Cleaner / Equipment: Mineral Spirits.

 

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1 Shot ® FLUORESCENT ENAMELS INFORMATION

1 Shot ® LIMITATIONS - Best applied between 18°c and 30°c. Will not dry below 10°c.

1 Shot ® APPLICATION - Brush, Roller, Screenprint, Spray or Airbrush.

1 Shot ® THINNING - 1 Shot 6001 Low Temp Reducer.

1 Shot ® CLEANUP - Brushes: 4004 Brush Cleaner / Equipment: Mineral Spirits.

 

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1 Shot ® TOP COAT CLEARS & PRODUCTS INFORMATION

1 Shot ® 4003 TOP COAT CLEAR -

An oil based clear finish, this is essentially a clear lettering enamel, and is ideal for use in top coating surface gilds and as a vehicle in which to suspend other 1 Shot products to create translucent and transparent glazes, washes and shading mediums. This product may also be used to restore gloss levels on older signs originally painted with 1 Shot, and is also compatible as a top coat for all 1 Shot Pearlescent enamels.

  

1 Shot ® 4005 Gloss / 4015 Satin SPEED DRY UV ACRYLIC CLEAR -

A fast drying acrylic clear topcoat designed for providing color fade, UV depletion and mild abrasion resistance on printed vinyls and print media. It serves well as an edge sealer on multi-layered vinyls, PVc, PVF and metalized polyester films. Subject to rewetting in extreme heat or when contacted with certain cleaning chemicals, it is not recommended for use on vehicle graphics.

 

1 Shot ® 220F FLUORESCENT UV TOPCOAT CLEAR -

Specifically designed as a topcoat for 1 Shot oil-based fluorescent colors only, 1 Shot 220F offers some extension to the life of 1 Shot Fluorescent Colours by increasing protection against ultraviolet light.

  

1 Shot ® 4008 FAST DRY GOLD SIZE -

An exceptional self-levelling and fast setting size for use in gilding. Designed to retain elasticity, engine turning and burnishing can usually be accomplished up to five hours after gilding. 1 Shot Fast Dry Gold Size generally allows the application of 22 and 23 carat gold leaf within an hour, and less precious and heavier metal leaf products sooner.

 

Chromatic ® 4329500 CLEAR FLATTENING PASTE -

Mixing with 1 Shot Lettering Enamels or Chromatic Bulletins, Clear Flattening Paste will modify gloss levels for both interior and exterior use. A 1:1 mix ratio will result in a nearly dead flat finish, with lesser amounts yielding varying degrees of gloss ranging from semi-gloss to eggshell.

 

 
1 Shot ® REDUCERS & ADDITIVES INFORMATION

1 Shot ® 6000 CHROMO FLOW / FLOW ENHANCER -

Chromo Flow is designed to act as a flow enhancing additive for use with brush applications of 1 Shot Lettering Enamels and Chromatic Bulletin Colors. Not to be mistaken as a reducer, when used sparingly, will increase brush control, decrease brush drag and enhance flow and levelling characteristics, and is especially suitable for lettering and pinstriping applications.

  

1 Shot ® 6001 LOW TEMP REDUCER -

Formulated to improve flow and levelling at low temperatures by reducing viscosity and accelerating the evaporation process without significantly reducing the quality of the coating. It is ideal for spray and airbrush applications, as it exhibits superior atomization.

 

1 Shot ® 6002 HIGH TEMP REDUCER -

Formulated to improve flow and leveling at high temperatures by reducing viscosity and retarding the evaporation process without significantly reducing the quality of the coating. It is ideal for lettering, graphics and pinstriping applications.

 

1 Shot ® 4004 BRUSH CLEANER -

A premium brush cleaner designed to not only thoroughly clean oil based paints from quality, natural hair brushes, but to do so without damaging the hair of the brush. Unlike harsh spirits and reducers, our Brush Cleaner and Conditioner softens and conditions the brush and can even be used to restore partially hardened natural and nylon brushes, all without interferring with the properties of oil based sign paints.

 

1 Shot ® 4007 HARDENER -

Designed to accelerate drying time for all 1Shot Background, Lettering and Pearlescent Enamels as well as Chromatic Bulletins. It can, in many cases improve adhesion qualities as well as extend colour life and increase gloss retention. It is also required in anticipation of using any enamel or urethane topcoats over catalyzed 1Shot.

 
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ASK LOUIE FROM 1SHOT® USA:

 
REDUCING & THINNING -
q: WHAT SHOULD I USE FOR REDUCING 1SHOT LETTERING ENAMELS?

TO ENHANCE FLOW CHARACTERISTICS, YOU CAN REDUCE WITH 1SHOT REDUCERS, AVAILABLE IN LOW (6001) AND HIGH TEMP (6002) VERSIONS. NEVER USE MINERAL SPIRITS OR SYNTHETIC ENAMEL REDUCERS.

 
FISH EYES -
q: WHY AM I GETTING "FISH EYES" OR "CRAWLING" WHEN USING 1SHOT PAINTS?

IF A SURFACE IS NOT THOROUGHLY CLEANED, IT MAY STILL CONTAIN WAXES, OILS OR SILICONS. CLEAN WITH A GOOD SURFACE PREP AND DEGREASER.

 
GLOSS REDUCTION -
q: CAN I REDUCE OR ELIMINATE THE GLOSS OF MY 1SHOT LETTERING ENAMELS?

YES. OUR 1SHOT / CHROMATIC #4329500 FLATTENING PASTE CAN BE USED IN VARYING RATIOS TO REDUCE GLOSS, OR EVEN CREATE A NEARLY DEAD FLAT FINISH.

 
CLEARING OVER 1SHOT -
q: CAN I CLEAR COAT OVER 1SHOT LETTERING ENAMELS?

YES. OUR 1SHOT / CHROMATIC #4329500 FLATTENING PASTE CAN BE USED IN VARYING RATIOS TO REDUCE GLOSS, OR EVEN CREATE A NEARLY DEAD FLAT FINISH.

 
PAINTING THROUGH A MASK -
q: WHAT SHOULD I KNOW ABOUT PAINTING 1SHOT LETTERING ENAMELS THROUGH A MASK?

WHEN APPLYING PAINT THROUGH A COMPUTER-GENERATED OR HAND CUT MASK, ALWAYS REMOVE THE MASKING MATERIAL ONCE THE PAINT "TACKS" (USUALLY ABOUT 15-20 MINUTES), BUT BEFORE IT DRIES.

 
MIXING 1 SHOT and OTHER PAINTS -
q: CAN I USE 1SHOT IN CONJUNCTION WITH LATEX OR ACRYLIC LATEX PAINTS?

THE CONCERN IS THAT OIL-ALKYD ENAMELS, SUCH AS 1SHOT LETTERING ENAMELS, ARE NOT FULLY COMPATIBLE WITH LATEX OR ACRYLIC LATEX PAINTS. SO IN ADDITION TO THE POTENTIAL FOR ADHESION ISSUES, THESE PAINT PRODUCTS WILL EXPAND AND CONTRACT AT DIFFERENT RATES WHEN FACED WITH UV EXPOSURE, TEMPERATURE CHANGES AND HUMIDITY. THIS DISSIMILAR RATE CAN RESULT IN CHECKING, CRACKING AND PREMATURE FAILURE.

 
MSDS -
q: HOW DO I OBTAIN MSDS INFORMATION REGARDING 1SHOT AND CHROMATIC PRODUCTS?

YOU CAN VIEW THIS INFO AT THE BOTTOM OF ANY OF OUR 1SHOT PRODUCT PAGES. CLICK THE 'MORE INFORMATION' TAB. OTHERWISE YOU CAN EMAIL 1SHOT DIRECTLY BELOW -

CLICK HERE TO EMAIL 1SHOT® USA

 
LETTERING ENAMELS vs. BULLETIN COLOURS -
q: WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN 1SHOT LETTERING ENAMELS AND CHROMATIC BULLETIN COLOURS?

LETTERING ENAMELS ARE ENGINEERED FOR AND PROVIDE OUTSTANDING EXTERIOR DURABILITY WHEN PROPERLY APPLIED. CHROMATIC BULLETIN COLOURS ARE INTENDED FOR USE ON SHORTER-TERM EXTERIOR WORK, SUCH AS BULLETINS (MORE OFTEN CALLED BILLBOARDS TODAY) AS WELL AS INTERIOR MURAL WORK.

 
SLOW DRYING PAINT on BANNERS or AWNINGS -
q: WHY WON'T MY 1SHOT LETTERING ENAMELS DRY ON A BANNER?

TO LETTER ON A BANNER (OR ANY VINYL-BASED, FLEXIBLE SURFACE SUCH AS AWNINGS, TONNAU COVERS, LEATHER GARMENTS), THE BANNER MUST HAVE AN "ENAMEL RECEPTIVE COATING" ON IT. IF YOU DON'T HAVE A "ERC" BANNER, YOU CAN COAT THE BANNER FIRST WITH OUR TI-COTE PRODUCT TO MAKE IT ENAMEL RECEPTIVE.

 
PREPARING and PAINT MDO -
q: WHAT PROCEDURE SHOULD I FOLLOW TO PREPARE MDO FOR 1SHOT OR CHROMATIC ENAMELS?

CLEAN THE SURFACE THOROUGHLY, THEN SCUFF LIGHTLY WITH AN ABRASIVE PAD. ON UNPRIMED MDO, PRIME WITH WP1008 PRIMER. ON PRE-PRIMED MDO, AFTER USING A TACK RAG TO REMOVE ANY RESIDUAL SANDING DUST, ROLLER ON YOUR LETTERING OR BACKGROUND ENAMEL. APPLY IN TWO OR THREE LIGHT COATS, AS OPPOSED TO ONE HEAVY COAT. IF YOU GET LITTLE BUBBLES IN THE SURFACE, (USUALLY FROM USING A FOAM ROLLER) IMMEDIATELY RE-ROLLER, BUT SLIGHTLY "LIFT" ON THE ROLLER FRAME, TAKING VIRTUALLY ALL THE PRESSURE OFF THE ROLLER.

 
WRINKLING or LIFTING PAINT -
q: HOW DO I AVOID WRINKING IN MY LETTERING OR BACKGROUND ENAMELS?

NEVER APPLY 1SHOT BACKGROUND OR LETTERING ENAMELS TOO THICK OR TRY TO RECOAT A PAINTED SURFACE UNTIL THE FIRST COAT OF PAINT IS DRY. ALWAYS FOLLOW THE SUGGESTED RECOATING TIMES FOR BEST RESULTS.

 
MIXING CUSTOM COLOURS -
q: WHAT IF I NEED A COLOUR NOT OFFERED BY 1SHOT?

1SHOT LETTERING ENAMELS ARE INFINITELY MIXABLE WITH THE EXCEPTION OF 199L BLACK. BY COMBINING FROM OUR 44 COLOUR SELECTION, AND/OR OUR SPECIAL TINTING WHITE, TINTING BLACK, AND 1SHOT 4003 CLEAR, YOU CAN CREATE ANY COLOUR, IN VARIOUS CONFIGURATIONS RANGING FROM OPAQUE TO GLISTENING, TRANSPARENT CANDY COLOURS.

 
STORING 1 SHOT in PLASTIC BOTTLES -
q: IS IT ACCEPTABLE TO STORE MY 1SHOT LETTERING ENAMELS IN SQUEEZE BOTTLES?

WHILE IT'S ACCEPTABLE, THERE ARE A COUPLE OF IMPORTANT POINTS TO REMEMBER. NORMAL "PLASTIC" (PVF, PVC, ETC.) SQUEEZE BOTTLES, AS FOUND AT BEAUTY SUPPLY CENTRES AND EVEN THROUGH SOME SIGN SUPPLY SOURCES, CAN ALLOW FOR PLASTICIZER MIGRATION, FROM THE BOTTLE TO THE PAINT; RESULTING IN SLOWER DRYING TIMES, LOWER GLOSS LEVELS AND ULTIMATELY, REDUCED EXTERIOR DURABILITY. MAKE SURE THE BOTTLES YOU STORE YOUR 1SHOT IN ARE MADE OF PET (POLYETHYLENE TEREPHTHALATE ); AND IT'S ADVISABLE, WHEN PRACTICAL, TO STORE THOSE BOTTLES UPSIDE-DOWN, TO HELP PREVENT SKINNING OVER OF YOUR PAINT. WHEN STORING 1SHOT METALLICS OR PEARLESCENTS IN PET BOTTLES, DROP A BALL BEARING INTO THE BOTTLE, TO AID IN THOROUGH MIXING WHEN SHAKING YOUR BOTTLES.

 
 

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